S Amdt 1241 - Women's Health and Cancer Rights Amendment - National Key Vote

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Title: Women's Health and Cancer Rights Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that expands health care services for cancer patients.


  • Allows patients, in accordance with their physician, to determine in their health care plan a period of time necessary for a hospital stay following a mastectomy, lumpectomy or lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer.
  • Requires insurers to provide coverage for a patient seeking a second opinion from a specialist on a cancer diagnosis.